N. Fadeke Castor is a Black Feminist ethnographer and African diaspora studies scholar, with research and teaching interests on religion, race, and the intersectional politics of decolonization. Before joining Northeastern University she taught Afro-Atlantic religions, popular culture, cultural anthropology, and social theory at Williams College, Duke University, and Texas A&M University. Her first book, Spiritual Citizenship: Transnational Pathways from Black Power to Ifá in Trinidad (Duke University Press 2017; winner of the 2018 Clifford Geertz Award for best book in Anthropology of Religion) argues that the Trinidad Ifá/Orisha religion emerges from black power as central to the development of decolonization practices and cultures in the post-colonial Caribbean. Her new project focuses on the interplay of the Black radical tradition, social justice, and African spirituality as an example of spiritual citizenship in action.
Assistant Professor of Religion and Africana Studies
Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies